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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, UT

July 24, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

CHEERLEADER-FIRST AMENDMENT

LOGAN, Utah — A Utah cheerleader who claimed her school violated her freedom of speech when it booted her from the squad over a profane video posted on social media won’t be reinstated while her lawsuit over the decision plays out. SENT: 400 words.

ZINKE-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Ryan Zinke is set to speak in Salt Lake City at a rodeo on the Utah holiday Pioneer Day. Officials haven’t said what he’ll speak about. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

NEVADA SHOOTING

FALLON, Nev. — Police in the rural northern Nevada town of Fallon were trying to determine why a 48-year-old man opened fire inside his Mormon church on Sunday, killing one man and injuring another. By Michelle L. Price and Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SOUTHWEST HEAT

PHOENIX — California’s power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. With triple-digit temperatures expected throughout the region, the California Independent System Operator Corp. urged people to ease off blasting the air conditioner or using the washer or other appliances on Tuesday and Wednesday during times of peak power usage. By Anita Snow. SENT: 490 words, photos.

FIRE LOOKOUTS

BOISE, Idaho — You might think fire lookouts on remote craggy peaks scattered across the U.S. West are little more than quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled retardant bombers. You’d be wrong. Turns out, fire lookouts with their combination of lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation continue to play a crucial role in the nation’s front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith J. Ridler. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, Vt. — There’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous border with Canada. U.S. officials say the numbers are relatively small, but the efforts are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Officials say the increase is partly driven by ease of entry of Mexicans into Canada, for which no visa is required. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PIONEER DAY: People in Utah are gathering to celebrate the state’s history and recognize Mormon pioneers who trekked West in search of religious freedom.

SPORTS:

OLY--CONGRESS-SEX ABUSE

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State testify before a Senate subcommittee about changes they’ve made in their organizations to deal with sex-abuse in Olympic and college sports. By National Writer Eddie Pells. 600 words. photos.

FBN--PICK 6-COACHES- HOT SEAT

The NFL season doesn’t even start for another month and already job security is an issue for some coaches. Even in late July. Every season teams that entered with low expectations show significant improvement and make unexpected deep postseason runs. That puts pressure on NFL coaches to win. And win now. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. EDT.

FBN--PICK 6-UNDER THE RADAR

The top three picks in the most recent NFL draft are all expected to make a major impact in 2018. That’s assuming Baker Mayfield (Cleveland) and Sam Darnold (Jets) earn the starting jobs for their teams. But often it’s the unheralded rookies that can make a real difference. By Simmi Buttar. UPCOMING 700 words, photos.

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